Cameron Worrell & I Discuss the Firing of Lovie Smith [AUDIO]

During our conversation, Cam discusses:

  • Why he would NOT have fired Lovie Smith after the 2012 season.
  • How the current crop of Bears defenders could adapt to a changing system.
  • How the Bears might prepare, play differently under the total leadership of Rod Marinelli.
  • What Lovie Smith's role was in the development of offensive talent.


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  • work with me here Cam... Lovie's firing was the first great thing to come in the 2013 offseason.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Geesh, no kidding. I guess some fans like making the playoffs once every 6 years or losing to the Packers for 6 straight times, including one at home for the HALAS.

  • bingo

  • completely off-topic, but if anyone has ever been interested in the green fairy... I've just ordered 6 vials of different distillations.

    I'll let you know how the hallucinations go.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Doesn't that stuff taste like anise?
    Looks like a good prop though...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    yes, tastes like sheite, but fucks you up. Hallucinations and all... it's the wormwood (it's poisonous).

    It's (supposedly) what drove a lot of the impressionists crazy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    guys, as an absynthe lover, let me givz u some pointers. maybe u know them, but still: pour the absynthe in a glass. put a suger cube on a spoon, and dip it in the absynthe. then burn the suger and let it melt in the glass. afterwards, add some water (how much is at your convenience). And then drink it like a french pastis.

    If you don't like it, then absynthe just sin't your thing.

    and btw, from what i know, the ingredietn that makes you hallucinate is not added to the absunthe anymore. illegal. at least in europe. there's a bar here in brussels that serves like 100 different absynthes, and that stuff is just banned period. now it's just a drink with +60 to +90% alcohol, depending on the brand u get.

  • In reply to BXLBearsFan:

    And btw there's different ways to have absynthe.
    - the way i explained
    - the french way, which is to add sugear, but without burning it. hold the sugar over the glass, very slowly pour water over it (also makes the sugar melt), and in the end drink mike pastis
    - the czech way, which is to put it into some sort of pipe, burn the alcohol straight up, close off the oxygen over the pipe to stop the burning, and suck the absynthe out the pipe. that's the most hardcore way to do it. a bit like smoking crack :-D

  • In reply to BXLBearsFan:

    awesome. thanks bx

    I've had it in Prague in Spain and france. Like it... HATE pastise

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Had a buddy bring some back from Spain... it tastes DISGUSTING. I guess you're supposed to pour it over a sugar cube, but we just passed the bottle around between three of us until it was gone.

    I didn't feel anything particularly different... at least nothing that made me want to chop off my ear.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i've got a bottle of Lucid in my bar ( i was super excited to get it (it was the first wormwood-absinthe to be re-legalized in the states) but the thrill wore off after a couple of go arounds.

    i got drunker than i normally would based on the amount i drank, but i think that was more due to the 124-Proof of the stuff than the wormwood in there. there definitely weren't hallucinations. for those you've still got to drop a gel-tab under your tongue.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Its a ll about the ritual. Sugar cube dipped and then lit on fire, cold water then slowly poured over that into a glass and it all turns milky white instead of green. I've had the stuff you get here in the states and it doesnt compare to what i had in Progue. Not really holucinations, just some trails and shakes.
    I preffer bourbon so my gal got me this white bourbon for Christmas... its quite interesting. Almost scothc like with a hint of agave. weird.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Have you seen 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' (Johnny Depp version)? It's full of great ideas. Try some ether. Let us know how it goes.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Have I seen it Buttsteak... it's one of my favorite movies of all time.

    In fact a few Halloweens ago I went as HunterS in F&L. Let's just say that the night is legendary with all my friends. I smoked, took a vici, and had about 8 Singapore slings that night... I didn't leave character for one second.

    Took home a cat... found out the next day she wasn't as cute as I'd 'remembered' and she was a little bit... fuller shall we say.

    "We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge, and I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon."

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Let's not forget the Adrenochrome.

    Great, great movie. Incredible performances by Depp and del Toro. I don't think anyone could have done it better, but it would have been interesting to see Ackroyd and Belushi in the lead roles. They were supposedly being considered before Belushi died.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Classic movie!!! I haven't seen The Rum Diary but I heard it's not all that good.

    "No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten."

  • In reply to JerseyBear:

    I enjoyed The Rum Diary. I couldn't figure out why everyone was dissing on it.

  • It was a little slower than expected, I suspect. It was OK - I kinda liked seeing how a "normal" person becomes, well, who he became.

    "Where the Buffalo Roam" is another that I thought pretty good. about Hunter.

    Still like "Fear and Loathing" best. Anytime I fear I've done too many drugs, I just put that movie on, and I feel assured I shall live longer than I should.

  • hahahaha... nice.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Reminds me a bit of high school. Kids ending up in the dean's office after they passed out in class after too many Tuinals or Nembutals (those were in the days before Quaaludes)...

  • Funny story for the day:

    I guess Rex Ryan is hiding out in the Bahamas, laying low while the NYC press shitstorm over Black Monday roils, hoping people aren't asking why he didn't get the boot.

    So, of all newspapers, the UK Daily Mail (think: National Enquirer) sends a reporter down there to stalk him. Here's what they catch...

    ...hold on, I need to catch my breath...

    Ryan has a tattoo of his wife on his arm... wearing.... nothing but a....

    ...wait for it....



    Man, I hope the Jets never fire that guy. He is pure entertainment.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    One of the commenters on deadspin regarding the sanchez tattoo says:

    " That tattoo really makes sense when Rex looks in the mirror the 6 is going in the opposite direction"

  • Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "Butt fumble"

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I pulled an Irish and posted on a dead thread. DOH!

    I thought there would be more emphasis on her feet. I used to hang out in a tattoo shop for a few years and have a bit of ink. That is one shitty tattoo.

  • Off any topic really but pretty funny.

  • Dick Jauron was a great coach?

    Then the caveats about offense and offensive coordinators?

    Basically, this was so wishy washy that Charlie Brown looks steadfast.

  • In reply to jack:

    Jesus Jack,

    What are you on about?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Esau Dan, I guess you didn't click on the audio, and got involved in the side discussion on liquor after drinking it.

    Of course, I didn't think that listening to the audio was worth it after a minute, but I at least got that much out of it.

  • In reply to jack:

    Jacob Jack,

    My apologies. I will listen through.

  • Offseason sucks. I don't know how you guys stand it. I'd much rather be preparing for certain defeat in SF right now. And if the Bears somehow managed to save Lovie's job with a deep playoff run, that would be far better than this fantasy football bullshit.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Playoffs are far preferable to not. The coaching search is a nice consolation prize though. This, at least will hold my interest for a while.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I've got weed, spiced rum, and Nyquil.

  • Watching the Chiefs rush out and hire the Walrus makes me very thankful the Bears hired PE last year. With what appears to be so many up and coming coaches out there, why hire that guy? Has he done anything outside of McNabb's prime? I don't get it. Who's more miserable there, the coach or the organization? Thanks for not being a douche Phil.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Goo goo ga joob.

    I agree, Chiefs coulda gone and got Holmgren and handed him the keys to the kingdom and done better by their fans.

    Choosing Brady over Orton was a big mistake for an organization making a lot of them.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Quinn's really bad isn't he?

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Especially as governor.

  • In reply to jack:

    Great medicine woman, though.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Yes, please


    Bang! Bang!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Did you have a nice birthday? Any cool "Hangover" stories from Vegas?

  • Maybe online over a few kills next week Doc.

    Here's one to whet the appetite.

    Last night at dinner me, my bro, and some good friends having dinner. They sing me happy bday at the top of their lungs (very nice restaurant btw)... shortly thereafter a round of shots come for me (us) from a tall brunet with big tits that I've been playing peekaboo with 5 tables away. She wants to meet up after dinner tomorrow for 'some fun'.

    Bang! Bang!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If this ends with a Crying Game twist, please don't tell us.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh hell no - if THAT happens, 30 is legally obligated to tell us.
    It's in the blog bylaws.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sounds more like True Romance. The hooker is MB's birthday present.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sounds like someone is going to get a SMAW to the face.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:


    that's the plan.

    I forgot to add that when it happened my friend looked at me in disbelief and said, "that was the fucking jedi mind trick... you just did the jedi mind trick. How the fuck did you do that!?!?!"

    this was after in the car ride out here, I told him I would not buy girls drinks anymore, that would buy me drinks.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to MB30SD:


    What ever happened to that pretty young damsel at the taco place? The prude one..

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The new kavorka...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh my! Since we haven't had any salacious gossip around here since Crown semi-retired, we're counting on you to hold up the tradition. Next man up!

  • On another topic. Christian Ponder looked pretty good against the Pack in a game they had to have. If that kid turns out to be a real NFL quarterback, the Vikings could be scary for a while. That and Brandon Marshall looking like the personality stuff was getting the best of him last Sunday have me worrying since Sunday. Well, as much as I worry about offseason football stuff.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    fuck christian ponder and the minnesoDE(sgusting) vikings

  • then there's this:

  • you're welcom:

  • Anyone have any insight as to what the media has against Cutler? Haugh's at it again, comparing him to Jef George and unfavorably to Manning, Brady, and Rodgers. As if any QB compares favorably to them.

    This is a serious question that I've wondered for a long time. It truly seems that Cutler has done something to members of the press that make them vindictive. That inspire them to retread stories critical of him constantly.

    I went to a fundraiser before the season began hosted by a Chicago TV sports guy. Got a chance to chat with him before the dinner and I could not believe the unsolicited negative things he said about Cutler. Since the TV guy volunteered his time for a cause I felt worthwhile, I didn't want to pin him - but one thing he said was his dream was for all the sports writers to give Cutler the finger and walk out of his press conference!

    This is NOT about a QB that pouts or throws off his back foot or doesn't live up to his potential. This is actual hatred of a specific person, and I simply don't know why.

    I wrote this very same thing to a writer I respect and have communicated with in the past. He chose not to answer. I really suspect there is a story here - like there is a legitimate reason they hate this guy but someone high up on the Bears is telling them to keep it to themselves.

  • In reply to BillW:

    If you do get an answer about a specific issue, we would like to know.

    Cutler is the only guy I've seen Waddle snap at, live on the air.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Didn't know that; another indication of what I'm saying. My God, even Cade McNown was treated better and everyone on the team hated him.

  • In reply to BillW:

    Don't remind me of the first Bears jersey I ever received as a gift. I think I donated it to Goodwill years ago.

  • In reply to BillW:

    Bill, the media in Chicago holds grudges against those that don't play the game like they want or give the amount of access to interviews like they want.

    The hatred really started when Cutler was being short or dismissive of certain beat reporters that asked inane questions, etc. Cutler showed attitude, ignored or barely answered these stupid questions that everyone asks and expects the same template answers for. Jay went the opposite direction.

    Then the whole 2010 thing hit with the knee injury and Rick Reilly's hit pieces on him and some of the idiot social media behavior that resulted in a perpertually pissed off Cutler.

    It became the "it" thing to write about and no amount of good play, charity work, effort would deter the media from writing and harping on subjects that garnered incredible levels of pageviews on the local and national level.

    You'll even notice this year when Hester returned the kickoff to our own 3 yard line, the first thing the camera man did was quickly hone in on Jay to get his reaction. These camera guys are told specifally to do that to supplement storylines that the news outlets are going to run with or feature.

    The Score guys are pissed that he signed with ESPN 1000 for the Jay Cutler show and CSN hates him because he shut out Moon Mullin and Kip Lewis for sucking at their jobs.

    Sean Jensen got the nod in 2010 and 2011 for almost exclusive access to Cutler because he wrote the least ridiculous and least inflammatory columns and tried to focus more on the overall stories and not Jay's facial expressions.

    Sean works for the Sun Times so the Trib guys are obviously pissed about that. Trib owns the Score. You get the point.

    Holy shit, just get the guy a couple of tackles and guards and an offensive coordinator that could actually land another NFL gig if the Bears didn't take him.

    Every fucking coordinator that Jay had in Chicago is completely out of NFL football coaching never to return (Turner, Martz) or is about to be exiled from OC forever (Tice).

    Let's get some fucking perspective in this place.

  • In reply to BillW:

    My least favorite Bear of all-time.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    You like Curtis Enis more?

  • In reply to evantonio:

    By a lot.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    The braces were a good look.

  • In reply to BillW:

    Whatever the reason Bill, Jay's relationship with the media is one of the reasons I respect him. Media ask him a stupid question, he just rolls his eyes and spits out nonsense. Perfect.
    It could get interesting with a new coach. Lovie had all these guys trained on exactly what the press should/shouldn't know. I wonder if a new coach comes in and tells these guys to just be themselves around the press.
    Is it just me? Am I the only one that has seen a huge demeanor similarity between Lovie and all of the players?

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    I've noticed that for quite a while. And I think it created a real lack of urgency in big games. Best example was Lovie claiming the GB game wasn't a must win game. Technically, they were not out of the playoffs, but they lost control. Still, to Lovie they were still in a good position simply because they weren't out if it yet. That is taking "glass half full" to a ridiculous extent, and I think the players started to feel that way too.

    And then suddenly with one loss they were on the brink of elimination and you could see/hear shock from many players - especially Briggs who said it was his worst nightmare.

    Thankfully we were spared listening to Lovie tell us how successful the season was.

  • In reply to BillW:

    I like how Cutler deals with the media, but I can understand how they would hate it.

    Cutler refuses to play their game. He only gives them access at the mandated press conferences. He doesn't publicize his charity work, which actually pisses the media off for two reasons. Those are easy puff piece articles to write and the media also relies on charity events for additional access in their constant need for quotes and sound bites. And Cutler goes out of his way at press conferences to not provide usuable quotes to guys fishing for a quote to slap into a predetermined angle. There was a back and forth with Dan Pompei earlier this year that caused controversy that was a great example of his. The media loves guys who "take care" of the media. There are guys who just play the game and give the media the quotes and sound bites they want to slot into their half written stories. Cutler refuses to the play the game, and on top of that he doesn't try to hide that they thinks most of the media are idiots.

    I love Cutler's personality on his radio show and I emphatize with him, but if you're a member of the media you likely hear an arrogant smart ass that treats all the media story lines given voice by Marc Silverman with contempt.

  • In reply to scotter:

    I've heard references about the dust up with Pompei but I never heard what it was about. Can you summarize it?

  • In reply to BillW:

    I'm just guessing here but I think it's because Cutler acts like an asshole. Plain and simple he's just rude to people and thinks he's better than them. Couple that with his very inconsistent play since he's been here and of course the media is going to shit on him every chance they can.

  • That is about as good a summation of the situation as I've ever read. +100

  • In reply to BillW:

    So the guy CAN occassionally be a prick. Guess what. ME too!
    And I GUARANTEE you that among those posing stupid being a PRICK is a full time avocation.

    Lorenzo Neal called Jay a "quitter" on CBS Radio New Nears Eve.
    I got through to rebutt but after a long wait on hold was conveniently disconected before getting on the air.

    The guy gets sacked 40- 50 times a year and unless he's concussed, tears a knee ligament or breaks a digit he keeps coming back for more.

    Where do people see "quit" in that equation.?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Took the words out of my mouth Al. Anybody saying Cutler is a quitter at any level is either ignorant or has an axe to grind.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Not a quitter, but maybe a choker.

    The former is worse, but the latter can have worse results (See Romo, Tony).

    Cutler will probably get a free pass for next year too since he has the built in excuse of another O.C. and a "rebuilt" o-line.

    I just want Cutler to not wait until the 4rth to light it up, and make the big throws in the big games.

    I still hold out hope...

  • he did make the throws in the games that needed winning this year......and they were fucking dropped.

  • I've always thought the attitude issues were more media myth than anything. Although Cutler isn't doing himself any favors by dissing the media. They ALWAYS have the last word and can bury anyone. Why go that route? Oh well. That's never been one of my issues with Cutler.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Not be an armchair shrink, but I've never seen anybody who is as angry and could GENUINELY not give a flying fuck, than Cutler.

    Even guys who are ANGRY (think Ray Lewis) are media savvy, hence his deal to be on ESPN despite being a murder accomplice.

    Jay doesn't care about the pretense of mutual respect. I find this fascinating. Why? Because it exposes all of the hypocritical aspects of the NFL, with their Man of the Year awards and United Way PR campaign.

    If the NFL REALLY prized character over ability, Cutler isn't in the NFL. Period. He's a horrible example of character for young people. It's not about that. And while there have been guys who had equal or worse character issues, like Cade McNown or Ryan Leaf - they didn't have Jay's talent and relentless will to compete and win.

    This makes him fascinating and unique. He's the Ty Cobb of football.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    There's a reason the internet made Smokin' Jay Cutler and not Killin' Ray Lewis.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Good call!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +1 Ty Cobb of football.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    bullshit, this kid has given more to charity and has raised more money than all of us on the blog combined multiplied by 7 lifetimes.

    Character??? Ryan Leaf has equal or worse character???? just equal or worse/?? he's a fucking meth/pill addict that robs peoples homes. Are you fucking kidding me???

    Cade McNown???? what the fuck???

  • In reply to Waffle:

    McNown was a dick who parked in handicap spaces and thought people should kiss his ass.

    Leaf wasn't a meth addict when he was in the NFL.

    Perhaps the art of equivocation is simply lost on you.

  • Besides the fact that I am pretty sure Holmgren, Gruden, and Cohwer will not be the next head coach for the Chicago Bears, what do you think of the choices so far?

  • My preference would be someone that has called NFL plays before. So, no thanks on Favre's/Rogers QB coach. No thanks on Cohwer.
    Why no Gruden, R2? Someone told us the story the other day(Doc, maybe) that when Gruden came to Tampa he kept HotRod around to coach his D line and assistant HC. That to me sounds like a plan to make Gruden the first coach to win it all with multiple teams.
    I don't pretend to know who would or would not be any good. So, my preference goes to someone with NFL play calling experience.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Teams could be trying to keep under wraps that they are going after Gruden but I don't think that's the case. I think his contract with ESPN and how much money he wants is really determining why no one is calling or wants him.

    I like the idea of keeping Rod. Emery does too. That's why I'm not that worried about losing Rod this season.

  • fuck. rod. marinelli.

  • I think it's McCoy's job to lose. If he says 'synergy' a few times, he's in like Flynn.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    in like Flynn, eh? so we'll give McCoy a boatload of money and then relegate him to the bench when he gets here? that doesn't instill confidence.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Wrong analogy.

    The phrase "In Like Flynn" has NOTHING to do with MATT Flynn.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If you would have said Clements that would have been a perfect setup.

    McCoy's job to lose? I really wonder if the Clements interview is just a nice neat way to get a little bit of information on how the offense is being executed over there.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I think so too. When Emery shits, he has a 10 point plan of coincidence McCoy's name was the first mentioned.

    I just wonder how far the Broncos are gonna go in the playoffs.

  • I can't believe how much juice Andy Reid has in KC. Pioli got canned because they are bringing in Reid's guy. Why the rush to hire Reid not to mention basically making him the GM too? The Hunt family must have been super pissed about the shitty record and the murder/suicide. Unreal.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    You nailed it. That whole murder thing precipitated a total shakedown. That organization is in tatters.

  • With all due respect to Cam and Jeff, ARE YOU GUYS ON ABSINTHE?

    Another year of Lovie? NO THANKS. Do we really have to pull up that stat of Lovie vs teams with winning record?

    'I think Emery knows what this team needs going forward' - very true. Hence, Lovie terminated posthaste.

    Greatest offensive "weapon" developed under Lovie? Crickets...Bernard Berrian. BERNARD BERRIAN. And you wanted Lovie to match wits with the Saints next year? Maybe break the record for consecutive losses to the Pack...

    I wish Jeff would've asked me to sum up Lovie. It would have been a lot shorter than Cam's summary.

    "Good - just not good enough."



  • In reply to gpldan:


    Every time I see someone just snap off a flash, I cringe...

  • bang bang

  • Lovie "most prepared coach ever"... but Cam only referenced defense. If he was the most prepared coach ever, he would have had the offensive coaches prepared with a game plan that a drunken idiot like myself couldn't decipher. I have always imagined the Offensive Coaches meetings having all the coaches sitting around with a 'Football for Dummys' book like in the Waterboy.

  • In reply to bearfantillend:

    most prepared coach ev... wait, shit...

    I don't know what to type next!


  • Wow, reports are Reid will go to Chiefs, and Chip Kelly to Browns (per rumors).

    Kelly to Browns seems like the oddest fit. Browns have a decent Oline, but are more of a power running game with T-Rich (though he does have excellent hands).

    I would love to see what Chip Kelly can do against some of the more aggressive Ds like Ravens, Steelers, and Bengals.

    I never really deemed Kelly a candidate for the Bears because of our Oline and Cutler's concussion history.

  • The Bears play the Browns next year, Philly too so we'll get to see two new coaches (well, three, including our own)...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I'm very curious how Chip's O will translate to the NFL. No way Weeden is a Chip QB, so do they go back to Colt McCoy, or do they draft yet another QB with the 6th overall pick? Or heck, maybe make a move for Vick?

    The Browns have some interesting young WRs - Little, Mossequio and esp Gordon (and they still have Cribbs).

    If Kelly gets the right QB and implements his system effectively, that team will be dangerous for years to come.

  • I truly hope nothing derails the Jets and Vick.

    Match made in comedy heaven.

  • I don't know squat about his offense. What or who would be the ideal QB for it? There will be some interesting FAs this year, some a bit pricy though. Do you need platinum or will bronze do?

  • Here you go canada, your speed?

  • Cam
    Hope you'll be back w/ us next year, especially if the D stays the same.

  • Only in Chicago can we bitch (incorrectly) about having a number 1 receiver.

    Only in Chicago can we fault a QB from targeting, at almost the best percentage in the league, this same number 1 receiver.

    Only in Chicago can we talk about getting rid of the best quarterback we've ever had when we didn't get the results we wanted with the worst O Line and OC.

    Only in Chicago can we talk about getting rid of Julius Peppers after an 11 sack year.

    Only in Chicago can we project, in our infinite wisdom, that Jay Cutler could never lead the Bears to a super bowl....because :

    1. he's not Payton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers....all of whom may be going to the motherfucking hall of fucking fame for the NFL.
    2. he has a pouty 2009 and 2010.
    3. "he quit in the NFC Championship Game"
    4. "he throws off his back foot"

    Only in Chicago can we completely disregard the 2nd rate offensive plan from a 3rd rate Offensive Coordinator who will literally NEVER BE AN OC IN THIS LEAGUE EVER AGAIN and instead focus on the quarterback and his faults.

    Only in Chicago can our GM and coaching staff ignore the offensive line and drafting and free agency for the line, the core of the offense in the game of football and instead focus on what other guys on other teams are doing and that somehow if they were on our team they would magically resolve our issues.

    Only in Chicago can our fans call Jay a coach killer while not really knowing anything about Shanahan in Denver and the horsedick defense they had that was almost completely replaced to a man after 2008, completely disregard that Lovie got fired because he and Angelo pissed away 8 years of a superbowl caliber defense and that the club was involved in some of the worst roster building, drafting and personnel choices that i've ever seen in the last 20 years and the fact that our last 3 Offensive Coordinators for the Chicago Bears in the National Football league are 3 guys that DO NOT nor will they ever coach in any meaningful NFL position for the rest of their careers, playing with some guys that will DO NOT and will never start meaningful games in the NFL for the rest of their careers and still try to blame the best quarterback we've ever had.

    i need a break from this and from radio and from print. You're all fucking crazy.

    See you in a couple months.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I'm with you, Johnny. But then, I'm not in Chicago.

  • Well, I'm NOT with Waffle.

    "Only in Chicago..."?


    How many times have they "fired" 2- time Super Bowl winner, Tom Coughlin, in "New York, New York, the town so nice they named it twice"?

    The same town whose fans think they are ENTITLED to a Word Series Championship EVERY Baseball Season!

    Or how about, "I love L.A." where now that the Lakers are in decline for the first time since before Magic Johnson and they can't go out sign LEBRON (you KNOW he'll eventually wind up in L.A.) for a couple more years, fans have suddenly embraced the CLIPPERS.

    Or, how about BAHSTIN? Where the Beantowners couldn't WAIT to run Terry Francona out of "The Hub", despite the fact that he'd led the whiny Red Sox to their first TWO World Championships since "The Bambino" was a full time pitcher!

    "Only in CHICAGO" !?

    That. Is. Crap.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    The irony of Waffle's rant is that it's widely felt that the Bears were far too loyal to the stars of this team.

    The Wanny era was a case study in allowing something that wasn't working to go on years after it should have stopped.

    Had Lovie and the whole krew stayed, the Bears would have still sold out every home game, including the premium sky boxes that they let go empty during 08-10 because of the economy. So, really, there is every reason to think this town is over-loyal to the Bears, not the other way around.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    As far as Cutler goes, I still am plenty Lucid about Chicago's history of 42 quarterbacks in 10 years.

    I don't think it's hard to understand why he's so damn angry. And, really, his antics and mood have set the stage for change. He may not see it, but alot of people have said "we finally get a guy and then we try and get him killed". His bad attitude towards having to run for his life all the time, brought the change he probably wanted.

  • First song is Grace Potter unplugged with 3 acoustic guitars. A Gillian Welch cover and damn good.

    Second song is just Grace Potter singing and playing piano.

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